It can be complex or simple. Sometimes, I just want it to be simple. But at the same time, appealing :) And pretty of course :) So these are my coconut yogurts, with different fixings on each- different mornings :) Some Breakfast inspiration for ya!
Dear patience. Ay ya ya! You are so hard to have and to keep.
I think we all know a little something about having some patience. Or not. :/ I've been an IMpatient person, pretty much my whole life :/ Gotta have it RIGHT now. Or else. Must of been a spoiled little kid, huh? Haha. Yes and no. Well, I'll admit it. My childhood mind was very impatient- and should've been more respectful to my parents at times, yes. But I am a very loving daughter, and they do know how much I appreciate and care about them now, and then. Aside from that- patience, is showing up in my life more than ever right now.
We all have those challenges, that we some how have been fighting with/for - for a long time, and still have not got to where we originally wanted to get. I totally get this. And I'm thinking now... Darn, if I wouldn't have used all this time up- of not doing what I was trying to get toward, I would be there by now! Grrrr. Lesson learned though.
Cause now I know, how precious time is. And wasting any of it- is not acceptable. Gotta be present in every moment, and doing something for a reason. If you look at what your doing right now, in this moment- and it's going to help the future of yours, then your on your way, which is great. But having patience, yeesh. Is tough. Cause although the results might not be there for you to see- yet all this hard work is happening, all this effort your putting in- just you wait. Cause it's coming. You truly have to believe. Let seeing your success be an image in your mind, let it bring a smile to your face. For were all just in this in between. Working hard for what we will soon get. It makes sense. We have to have these hard times, these struggles. These challenges, for it to feel that much more amazing when we get to where we first set off to go. I haven't made it there yet. But I know for a fact. It's going to feel great. I'm going to be proud of myself for this part of my life. When I worked really hard, in all aspects. To get where I will be.
Whatever your goal is. Your going to get there. Believe in your self!!!!!!!
I wrote down beside my workout plan the other day, a few words that connect me to my workout plan.
"Strength. Patience. Perseverance. Dedication. Believe. Love yourself now."
Beauty & Breakfast
So this right here, is my ultimate balanced breakfast. I've tried a lot of things, to see what works for me. We all eventually figure out whats best for us. And basically if I have this breakfast everyday. I'm quite the happy camper ;) If I have just oatmeal, not so much :| I love bread first of all, let me come clean about that. I used to eat 2 pieces with almond butter on it every morning, and still be hungry later (for more bread). I've come to realize going gluten free, not for me. I love my bread, we've been over this now ;) So treating myself to one of the healthiest breads, in the morning with some peanut butter or almond butter on top, is just fine! Companied with a solid protein, such as egg whites. Is great. And getting a fruit in on the side, even better.
I'm truly blessed to be able to afford these things in my life. and live near a really nice grocery store, etc. I don't take it for granted. I will say I never buy anything extra, like clothes or manicures, etc. I just pay bills and buy food. And occasionally go on fun dates with my boyfriend. But what extra income I do have, if any :/ Is spent on colorful, fresh food. I chose to eat this way for my health. I care about myself. I take care of me. I feel good. Thats all I want for myself. So getting my bread fixe each morning is just fine ;) Don't steer clear of gluten just because you've heard its bad for you. Do your research, try a detox from it and see if it improves how you feel. If you feel just fine with or with out it. It's ok to have it! Just make sure it's the good kind. Meaning sprouted whole grain is my top pick. I love ezekiel brand. If not the next best thing is just organic %100 whole wheat. Yum! Otherwise. White breads a big fat no. :p
Word of the month, hands down. Transformation.
Why ? Because, it just is. Because... I know for myself, I need to make some changes with the way I'm living my life. I've created bad habits, and routines. That I want to break free from. I would like to transform into a person, and create a much better lifestyle for myself. I know that the way I live- is far from bad. But sometimes, my thoughts, and choices, aren't always the best, and I know that. I need to put my effort and attention- on making those changes actually happen. Instead of just sayyyy I'll do it. I know you know what I mean! We all do it. But I don't know about you- I'm sick of being like that. So poof. It's going to change, yes. Just like that.
How? Well- I'm going to create a to do list, for the week. Of all the unfinished business I have with myself. Could be that book I haven't picked back up since July thats half way read, or my car, that keeps building up clothes in it. These things, linger on in our minds to, like trash sitting around. It needs to be cleaned! Cause, you know how clear your thoughts would be- once all that clutter is gone? Whewwww! It'd be awesome. So that is going to be my challenge. In addition to all of those cluttery things I have stacked up in my house/car. Etc. I've also like to acknowledge the fact that my eating style- isn't the most balanced. No, no, no. This must end! I must learn to have discipline in balance in my life. I want to have a more humbling experience. I don't want to go to get a latte every morning, just to wake up. I want to have amazing natural energy that wakes me up every morning at 8am... Don't you? So heres how to achieve that. You have to let go of the things you are addicted to. Yes these things aren't easy to do cold turkey. But what is fun about things not being difficult, Otherwise- the word would not be a challenge. Right? Right. A challenge is a challenge, cause it tests you. You need fear and hard times, to make you stronger, and also realize how strong you are.
So here is how I am doing this- I will hope you'll join in with me. 30 days. Starting today. or Anyday. Doesn't have to be Monday, doesn't have to be the 1st of the month. Right now. Is what matters most.